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Status vs Honor - What's the difference?

status | honor |

As nouns the difference between status and honor

is that status is status while honor is .




  • A person’s condition, position or standing relative to that of others.
  • Prestige or high standing.
  • * 1957 , Gladys Sellew and Paul Hanly Furfey, Sociology and Its Use in Nursing Service , Saunders, page 81
  • The king has status' in his kingdom, and the pauper has ' status within his immediate group of peers.
  • A situation or state of affairs.
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  • (label) The legal condition of a person or thing.
  • # The state (of a Canadian Indian) of being registered under the .
  • He is a status Indian.
  • (label) A function of some instant messaging applications, whereby a user may post a message that appears automatically to other users, if they attempt to make contact.
  • Derived terms

    * status quo * status symbol



    (wikipedia honor)

    Alternative forms

    * honour


  • (uncountable) Recognition of importance or value; respect; veneration (of someone, usually for being morally upright and/or competent).
  • The crowds gave the returning general much honor and praise.
  • * The King James Bible, Matthew 13.57:
  • A prophet is not without honour , save in his own country.
  • (uncountable) The state of being morally upright, honest, noble, virtuous, and magnanimous; excellence of character; the perception of such a state; favourable reputation; dignity.
  • He was a most perfect knight, for he had great honor and chivalry.
    His honor was unstained.
  • (countable) A token of praise or respect; something that represents praiseworthiness or respect, such as a prize or award given by the state to a citizen.
  • Honors are normally awarded twice a year: on The Queen's Birthday in June and at the New Year.
    He wore an honor on his breast.
    military honors'''; civil '''honors
    Audie Murphy received many honors , such as the Distinguished Service Cross.
  • * (rfdate), Dryden:
  • their funeral honors
  • A privilege.
  • I had the honour of dining with the ambassador.
  • (in the plural) The privilege of going first.
  • I'll let you have the honours , Bob—go ahead.
  • # (golf) The right to play one's ball before one's opponent.
  • A cause of respect and fame; a glory; an excellency; an ornament.
  • He is an honour to his nation.
  • (feudal law) A seigniory or lordship held of the king, on which other lordships and manors depended.
  • (Cowell)
  • (heraldry, countable) The center point of the upper half of an armorial escutcheon.
  • (countable, card games) In bridge, an ace, king, queen, jack, or ten especially of the trump suit. In some other games, an ace, king, queen or jack.
  • (in the plural) (Courses for) an honours degree: a university qualification of the highest rank.
  • At university I took honours in modern history.


    * chivalry * glory * gentlemanliness

    Derived terms

    * debt of honour, debt of honor * dishonour, dishonor * dishonourable, dishonorable * honourable, honorable * honourary, honorary * honour code, honor code * honourific, honorific * honour guard, honor guard * honour system, honor system * honours degree, honors degree * Hons * in honour of, in honor of


    (en verb)
  • To think of highly, to respect highly; to show respect for; to recognise the importance or spiritual value of.
  • The freedom fighters will be forever remembered and honored by the people.
  • To conform to, abide by, act in accordance with (an agreement, treaty, promise, request, or the like).
  • I trusted you, but you have not honored your promise.
    refuse to honor the test ban treaty
  • To confer (bestow) an honour or privilege upon (someone).
  • Ten members of the profession were honored at the ceremony.
    The prince honored me with an invitation to his birthday banquet.
  • To make payment in respect of (a cheque, banker's draft etc).
  • I'm sorry Sir, but the bank did not honour your cheque.


    * (l) (verb)


    * despise * contempt

    Derived terms

    * dishonor, dishonour